The Bard's Banjo: English Country Clawhammer Banjo Solos (eBook + Online Audio)
Here is a book of tunes from the Elizabethan era-the great period of English song-set in tablature for the clawhammer banjo. At first glance, it is true, the songs of Shakespeare-s day and the mountain banjo seem to be worlds apart. But the musical traditions are, in fact, related, as Elizabethan songs are the old world cousins of mountain tunes. As a result, Elizabethan tunes are a natural way to extend the mountain banjo repertoire for intermediate and advanced players. Their pedigree, their modal feel, t ...more
Product Number:
20669EB
Format:
eBook + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Pages:
36
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1040-7
ISBN13:
978-16191-1040-3
Publisher:
Bill's Music Shelf
Date Published:
2/28/2012
Here is a book of tunes from the Elizabethan era-the great period of English song-set in tablature for the clawhammer banjo. At first glance, it is true, the songs of Shakespeare-s day and the mountain banjo seem to be worlds apart. But the musical traditions are, in fact, related, as Elizabethan songs are the old world cousins of mountain tunes. As a result, Elizabethan tunes are a natural way to extend the mountain banjo repertoire for intermediate and advanced players. Their pedigree, their modal feel, the lilting rhythms, and the ease with which they can be adapted to the banjo argue the case. At the same time, they open the possibility for new sounds-in particular new rhythms-for the old instrument, pushing the banjo beyond unnatural limitations and giving it a new voice. Each section of the book is organized around a traditional mountain tuning, with a mountain song serving as a model of that tuning, illuminating the relationship between the two musical worlds. The Bard's Banjo is the first banjo instruction book devoted to the repertoire of Elizabethan song. Includes access to online audio.
Bobbing Joe      
Chesnut; or Dove’s Figary      
Childgrove      
Cluck Old Hen      
Come Live with Me      
Fortune My Foe      
Gather Your Rosebuds      
Gathering Peascod      
Grimstock      
Heartsease      
I Care Not for These Ladies      
Jack’s Health      
Jamaica      
Jenny Pluck Pears      
June Apple      
Katie Morey      
Kemp's Jig      
Lilli Burlero      
Lull Me Beyond Thee      
Newcastle      
Nonesuch      
Parson’s Farewell      
Peg’o Ramsay      
Sandy River Belle      
The Beggar Boy      
Three Folks of Ivy      
Walking in the Parlor      
Woodycock      
Writer’s Biography      
 
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